Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
's not yet possible to get the exact figures. u.s. military aircraft evacuated some survivors to a nato airbase in sicily. pictures of the siege show gunmen rounding up hostages. this b.p. worker says terrorists told him "you have nothing to do with this. you're algerians and muslims. we only want the foreigners." b.p. chief executive bob dudley said 14 of its 18 foreign employees at the plant were safe. >> we are not able to confirm the circumstances of four of our employees. tragically, we gravely fear that we will be seeing fatalities fatalities from this group. >> reporter: algerian troops discovered a cache of heavy machine guns, rocket launchers, and grenades. hostages said the explosives were wired around their necks. local media have identified this man, abdul rahman al-nigeri, as the leader of the attack. he's a lieutenant of mokhtar belmokhtar, head of an al qaeda-linked group based in north africa. the aljean state oil company running the plant said the attackers had the entire refinery booby trapped and it would be days before the clearing out process is complete. charlie d'
Jan 20, 2013 4:00am PST
beginning to recuperate at this nato base. they were beaten, tied up and executed. the survivors are shocked and shaken. >> it happened so fast. >> reporter: they saw horrifying scenes and one foreigner was used as bait to lure his co-workers out before being shot. steven mcfall had his mouth taped and wore explosives taped to his chest and mark grant hid for 80 hours and scrambled up on the roof or locked themselves inside their rooms. >> we barry indicated together in one of the offices we lock the door we put a deck on the door. we did a barley cade. >> reporter: when they got out, joy and relief. >> when the guys who picked up, the rescue guys were wonderful. we were like long lost friends. >> reporter: one survivor's family says they have been through hell and when one son heard his father was alive it was the best news he'd ever heard. dan? >> nick schifrin, thank you. bianna, over to you. >> terrifying week. >>> we'll turn now to the countdown to president obama's second inauguration. tomorrow hundreds of thousands of people will watch the president take the oath of office on the step
Jan 18, 2013 4:00pm PST
with an "outfront" investigation. >> reporter: the land nato liberated from moammar gadhafi is now home to multiple training camps for potential terrorists. >> militants sympathetic to al qaeda have established quasi safe havens in several parts of lib ra. >> reporter: benghazi where americans were targeted and four killed is just one of the strongholds. but the camps are spread throughout the country. libyan officials tell cnn terrorist analyst paul cruikshank. >> amongst their numbers are people with direct connections to al qaeda central. >> reporter: at least three training camps near the december cert in the algerian border, 30 miles from the gas complex that's under siege. a u.s. official tells cnn the militants who seized american hostages likely crossed that border to carry out their attack. >> libya is a lesson in what the international community can achieve. >> reporter: president bowl called the limited operation anybody la a recipe for the future. >> not a single u.s. troop was on the ground. >> reporter: but that light footprint left room for others to step in. zawahiri dispatched a to
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm EST
but i still was able to make the requirement of, you know, of going that six miles. >> a number of nato countries permit women in combat, like canada, france, germany, and australia. the british do not. the secretary's action technically opens all jobs but the services can still apply for specific exemptions if women are not able to meet specific standards. >> what i worry about is lowering standards, saying that we have people on our team that can't carry their weight. >> they mean that literally. some soldiers are hauling around more than 100 pounds. tank loaders have to lift a shell out of a confined space, spin it around and push it into the breach. a senior defense official says that standard cannot be lowered. officials have identified specific physical requirements for each combat job. next they will turn that information over to scientists who can build physical tests to measure if a man or woman is fit for the front lines. >> at recruiting stayintions, y can't say lift this ammo and put it in the tank. >> the marines are going to take 400 male marines, 400 female marines and ha